Welcome to my comments and insights for some of my paintings.

I hope you find them interesting. JJ

chesterman beach

July 18, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

chesterman beach 23.5 x 31.5 incheschesterman beach 23.5 x 31.5 inches

This painting started from a photo we took of Chesterman Beach in Tofino but, soon departed from that to become

a blend of that photo and thoughts of the old Spruce tree and logs on the beach on the Juan de Fuca trail at Port Renfrew.   

So a blending of the two to finish as a typical West Coast scene. 

This painting measures 23.5 x 31.5 inches, completed in oil on canvas. 

Available for purchase at $525.

chemainus estuary

June 24, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

chemainus estuary    18 x 72 incheschemainus estuary 18 x 72 inches This painting title 'Chemainus Estuary' measures 18 x 72 inches, on canvas painted in oil.

It is a long painting and may not show up as well online as the actual painting does in front of you.

The Chemainus river flows into the Strait of Georgia just north of Osbourne Bay, Vancouver Island. The access to the estuary is easy and an enjoyable walk to different points of interest with many photo opportunities.

We see in this painting a mother Black Bear with her two young cubs exploring the estuary and pools for aquatic nourishment along with some cub play time.

This painting is available for purchase at $625.   Thank you, JJ

untitled landscape

June 18, 2021  •  Leave a Comment


untitled landscape  24x36 inchesuntitled landscape 24x36 inches


This painting simply titled 'landscape, it is completed in oil on canvas and measures 24 x 36 inches.

This scene shows a landscape that is purely imaginary, leaning towards a European or British outlook.

available for purchase at $525.  Thank you, JJ



strathcona mountains

May 28, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

strathcona Mountains  18 x 24 inchesstrathcona Mountains 18 x 24 inches

This new painting is titled 'Strathcona Mountains'.

Strathcona Park is the oldest Provincial Park in B.C. situated almost in the middle of Vancouver Island.

This area is another one of our favourite places for hiking, backpacking and snowshoeing. Offering a wide variety of terrains and scenic outlooks from back country Mountain peaks to Alpine meadows and lakes.

Near the entrance to the park are many boardwalk trails that anyone can do or head out onto the backcountry trails.

I have taken a bit of artistic licence with the Mountains and a very slight lean towards abstract with this painting.

It is completed in oil over canvas and measures 18 x 24 inches.

available for purchase at $420.

Thank you, JJ


peggys cove

May 05, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

I have been working on this oil painting for some time, it is painted from a collection of photos, but not mine.

The scene is of Peggys Cove, a small fishing village located in St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia.  Also the site of Peggys Cove Lighthouse built in 1915.

This painting measures 4 x 5 feet and it is difficult to see much of the detail online.  It is available for purchase at $1550.  

Thank you, JJ

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